WILLIS TOWERS WATSON PLC

156.5 +0.4 (+0.26%) Buy

WLTW continues to mint money for it's investors

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WILLIS TOWERS WATSON PLC delivered good returns today. It grew by +0.26% to close at 156.5. It's recent 5 day performance has been -0.77%, -2.38%, +1.06%, +0.61% and -0.63%.

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WLTW is currently in a up trend. Over the last three months 2 bullish signals in WLTW have generated a profit of +7.98% for investors.

Trend

WLTW has been outperforming the SP500 index in recent time. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 3 days, WLTW underperformed the SP500 index on 46% days. Which indicates that on days WLTW underperforms the SP500 index, it's performance is marginally worse than on the days it outperforms the SP500 index.

During the last three months WLTW was mostly profitable and delivered on average +0.1% per day. It's best return during this period (of +6.49%) was on Friday, 2 Nov, 2018. While it's worst loss in the same period (of -2.45%) was on Thursday, 11 Oct, 2018. There was initially a bearish trend during this period which started on 21 Sep, 2018 and went on till 27 Sep, 2018. The trend delivered -5.29% losses to investors. This was followed by a bullish trend that started on 25 Oct, 2018 and ended on 31 Oct, 2018. This bullish trend delivered +6.03% to investors.

On monthly basis, WLTW delivered profits and losses in equal number of months. WLTW delivered profits less regularly than SP500 index. WLTW significantly outperformed SP500 index in Nov 2018, when it returned +11.38% compared to +4.75% returned by SP500 index during it's best month in the last one year - Jan 2018. WLTW had a shorter streak of profitable months than SP500 index. It only went up in 3 straight months during the last year. It is interesting to note that both WLTW and SP500 index significantly outperform during months when quarterly/annual results are announced.

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WLTW is becoming less volatile overall. In comparison, the SP500 index is seeing a rise in volatility. During the last three months, there was a significant surge in WLTW's volatility from 10 Sep, 2018 to 2 Nov, 2018. While there was a significant surge in the SP500 index's volatility from 10 Sep, 2018 to 29 Oct, 2018.

Advanced/professional short-term investors should note that WLTW has significant positive skewness in it's return distribution. This indicates that investors can expect WLTW to recover from drawdowns quickly. Which makes WLTW a good candidate for investing on short-term bullish trends or even counter-trends hoping for a pull-back.

SP500 index has more chance of extreme outcomes than WLTW. Therefore, SP500 must receive a lower allocation than WLTW in your portfolio. SP500 index usually has shorter drawdown period than WLTW.

On a general note (since you are interested in WLTW), two small cap instruments that deserve special mention are BURL and HQY. They have significantly outperformed the overall market.

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